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Lawmakers to Obama: Hit ISIS
Lawmakers from both parties on Tuesday exhorted President Obama to broaden the military campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
Dems push Obama to send arms to Ukraine
The administration has been wary of providing lethal aid.
Obama orders 350 more troops to Iraq
Forces would provide security to Baghdad Embassy Compound, and its support facilities.
?Immigration advocates to Obama: Don’t let Dems ‘stand in the way’ What will he do about immigration? Wait until after the election?
Louisiana Jindal's comments about illegals in Louisiana ; http://www.wbrz.com/news/jindal-time-to-stop-flow-of-illegals-crossing-border/
Bill Clinton heading to Louisiana to campaign for Mary Landrieu
John Boehner and the upcoming election
An Iraq vet's reaction to the Latte Salute. And Barack's amazing temper tantrum. Tonight Elizabeth Letchworth and I examine both. Also...
Senate Armed Services Chairman Carl Levin (D-Mich.) predicted lawmakers would vote on giving President Obama the authorization to use military force against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) when they reconvene AFTER the midterm elections.
Democrats are split over the expansion of U.S. airstrikes in Syria this week, with some issuing strong statements of support and others saying the president should be seeking congressional approval. A disunity that party leaders hoped to avoid before the midterm elections in November?
Lawmakers will rake in $608 per hour for the time they work in DC as Congress will be in session only eight days between Aug. 1 and Nov. 12.
And... For months, several clusters of conservative lawmakers have been secretly huddling inside and outside the Capitol, plotting to oust John Boehner from the Speaker’s office when House Republicans regroup after the November elections.
The strategy — for now — seems disorganized and fluid: Find a way to push the Speaker’s race to a second ballot, create turmoil in the conference, portray Boehner as highly vulnerable and offer up an alternative.
President Obama told congressional leaders in a meeting Tuesday that he has the authority to launch broader attacks against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, downplaying the prospect of a Capitol Hill vote on his military plan ahead of his prime-time address to the nation Wednesday night.
Obama “told the leaders that he has the authority he needs to take action against [the Islamic State] in accordance with the mission he will lay out in his address tomorrow,” the White House said in a readout of the meeting that included Obama, Vice President Joe Biden; House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio; Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.; Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.; and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.
—”Obama to lawmakers: I don’t need your approval to attack Islamic State,” the Washington Examiner, today.
Elizabeth Letchworth joins us with her take on the matter.
Tonight, the Hon. Elizabeth Letchworth gives us an insider's look at these topics:
Behind the release of Clinton Library papers
McConnell's plan - Accountable Govt., Responsible Spending
Twitter to be monitored under DARPA funded project - Feds creating database to track "Hate Speech" on Twitter.
OBAMA PUSHES FOR UN 'CLIMATE' RULES WITHOUT CONGRESS... White House defends move around 'dysfunction'...
Rubio and Amnesty
Tonight's topics with our Capitol Hill expert Elizabeth Letchworth...
The House today voted to authorize aid to Syrian rebels fighting ISIS, 273-156
The House Select Committee on Benghazi heard testimony from Homeland Security and Secret Service officials on the implementation of the Accountability Board’s recommendations following the 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi.
The Senate has set the date for returning for the lame-duck session which will begin the day after Veterans Day. Reid announced that the Dems will hold their orientation and the Democratic leadership elections for the next Congress Nov. 12 through Nov. 14. What exactly is the process by which a Senate majority leader and House speaker are elected?
Mid-Nov could very well be too early to know which party controls the Senate if LA is a close contest with no candidate getting 51%. That means a December run-off between the top two vote getters.
The elections yesterday have left everyone buzzing. Tonight our Capitol Hill Insider Elizabeth Letchworth gives us her take on the runoff election in Mississippi, New York Democratic Rep. Charlie Rangel's win, and other state results.
35,000 Dems Carried Thad to Victory?
Black vote used...
Flier 'that got Cochran elected'...
The latest on the border crisis and whether Congress will get a bill thru before their upcoming month long August recess.
The Court said the four words in the law that mean what they say are: "established by the state":
If you bought insurance from an exchange NOT established by the state, then you aren't entitled to a federal subsidy.
36 states refused to set up state exchanges. However the IRS made a ruling that every exchange can offer a subsidy...Not just those "established by the state"
4.6 M Americans receive subsidies. Two of largest states That dole out OBamaCare subsidies are FL and TX. The Average subsidy is $269 per month going to OBamaCare recipients who signed up for insurance to help pay their premium. The obvious assumption is that Without the subsidy from the Feds people wouldn't have signed up. Health care would be too expensive, so they would have just paid the fine for not having insurance which is set at $95 first yr.
Elizabeth Letchworth has the details, the back story and her predictions.
Tonight - Elizabeth's take on Sen. Ted Cruz' comments, the Select Committee on Benghazi, and much more, including
Lois Lerner is held in contempt by the House-what's next for her?
Will Eric Holder appoint an Indep. council to investigate the IRS scandal as requested by the House?
And then there's Benghazi and the select committee to be appointed by the House. Who will be the big players, will the Democrats boycott the select committee meetings? Plus a quick history of previous select committees appointed by Congress.
Did yesterday's primary race results in Michigan and Kansas send mixed messages? Is the Tea Party still viable?
A WSJ/NBC poll shows that seven in 10 adults blamed their dissatisfaction more on Washington leaders than on any deeper economic trends, and 79% expressed some level of dissatisfaction with the American political system.
What impact will this have in November? Some political commentators are saying "not much". First, because Americans voting behavior doesn't reflect their anger. It is far easier to indict an abstraction, i.e. Congress than it is their own representative, who many feel IS doing the job they were sent to Washington to do.
And secondly, unless you are someone with keen political interest and involvement in your local/national races, you simply don't bother to vote. Mid term turnout is expected to be low in November -- past averages have been only 40%.
Tonight we take a look at all of this with our Capitol Hill expert, the Hon. Elizabeth Letchworth.
Federally, among the illegal aliens coming into this country, is about 65,000 unaccompanied minors. Many believe the flood of incoming illegal immigrants is orchestrated, seeing it as child abuse by the federal government.
These illegals are being specifically shipped into conservative areas in California, Texas, Arizona, and Oklahoma, a strategy that some believe is designed to change the complexion of the electorate, as well as influencing the ratio between republicans and democrats in the House of Representatives.
Tonight, Elizabeth Letchworth, our Capitol Hill insider, gives us her take on what Congress can and must do about this -- if they can do anything about it at all.
US Senators react to the Obama administration’s justification for not notifying members of Congress before the U.S.-Taliban prisoner exchange that secured the release of U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl.
Plus the options Congress has date the failure to notify Congress as well as campaign results.
It's Bowe Bergdahl on topic tonight with the Hon. Elizabeth Letchworth.
What's Congress up to?
Headlines say the Rpublicans are working on getting amnesty passed for children of illegals. Really?
Obamacare is here to stay and Amnesty will be a done deal by August. Really?
The Hon. Elizabeth Letchworth, retired Secretary to the Republican Majority in the US Senate joins us with details and back story.
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